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  • American Oak Aging Barrels
  • Perfect for aging your choice of liquor
  • 1 – 10 liter barrels come with stand + spigot
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Great for the true enthusiast to make larger batches of their favorite liquor, whiskey, brandy, tequila, wine or beer, and are ideal for nearly any drink imparting a light natural taste. Care for a more intense flavor? Simply leave it the barrel for a few more weeks – if you can stand the wait!

Handcrafted by a multi-generational team of master coopers, these small format barrels are medium charred and made of 100% American White Oak. The delicious caramel character will lend a unique flavor to your favorite wine, spirit, vinegar, or hot sauce. Because these craftsmen follow exacting standards, sanding and tapering the wood, our barrels are made without any nails or glue that can interfere with the taste of your custom blend.

These barrels are just the right size to fit comfortably on a kitchen counter or be displayed proudly in a home bar. Keep one for yourself or customize for a meaningful wedding or holiday gift.

Important Note: These barrels are built to withstand the test of time and are meant to be used over and over. When you’ve achieved the desired taste, just move the contents back to a bottle (where the aging stops) and start again on your next creation.

How to Order

  1. Pick your barrel size! Liter Options: 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10. Gallon Options: 5 Gallon (20 liters)
  2. Upload your logo.
  3. Place your order! All personalized small barrels will receive a proof for review. Standard designs (non-personalized) will not receive a proof. Within 3-5 business days of your approval we will have your small barrel on it’s way to you.

Important Proof Info

****IMPORTANT**** You have 24 hours to provide any changes to your stave proof. After 24 hours we will consider the proof approved and move forward with production.

Have an idea for a unique design? We LOVE custom projects. Our in-house design team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life. All custom projects include a proof with up to two rounds of revisions. Written approval required for production.  SHOP HERE.


Make Your Mark

These babies are brand new – never used. Unlike our used barrels, we do not do any sanding, staining or prepping prior to engraving. Originating in Mexico, our small format barrels are made with American Oak with a Medium Char. All liter barrels come with a stand and spigot.

1 Liter Specs:

  • Dimensions: 4.375×4.375×5.75 in.
  • Volume: 1 Liter
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Bung Hole Size: 1/2 Inch

2 Liter Specs:

  • Dimensions: 6x6x7 in.
  • Volume: 2 Liters (will hold one 750ml bottle of wine or spirits)
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Bung Hole Size: 1/2 Inch

3 Liter Specs:

  • Dimensions: 5.75×5.75×8.375 in.
  • Volume: 3 liters (will hold three-four 750ml bottles of wine or spirits)
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Bung Hole Size: 1/2 Inch

5 Liter Specs:

  • Dimensions: 7x7x9.75 in.
  • Volume: 5 liters (will hold approx. six 750ml bottles of wine or spirits)
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Bung Hole Size: 1/2 Inch

10 Liter Specs:

  • Dimensions: 12x12x15 in.
  • Volume: 10 liters (will hold approx. twenty five 750ml bottles of wine or spirits)
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Bung Hole Size: 1/2 Inch

5 Gallon Specs:

  • Dimensions: 10.5×10.5×14 in.
  • Volume: 5 Gallons (20 Liters)
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Bung Hole Size: 1.25 Inch
  • Bung Recommendation: #8
  • **These do not come with a bung.  We suggest purchasing a silicone bung to be used with these which can be cleaned and reused indefinitely.  This barrel requires the #8 bung.



Our Care

These are brand new handcrafted barrels which are inspected prior to shipping but no additional modifications are made.

Your Care & Filling Instructions

  1. Are the bands loose on your barrel? Don’t be alarmed if they are – simply slide them back into place and tap down tight with a hammer and a screwdriver. Your new barrel is dry and the bands may be loose before swelling with hot water.
  2. Start by rinsing your barrel three or four times to remove any loose charred wood and debris.
  3. Fill your barrel full of HOT water and insert the bung. Keep it full until any leaking ceases (most new barrels will leak a little before they are completely swelled). This may take as little as one hour or as long as a week or more (the larger the barrel the longer it can take).
  4. Remove the water and pour in your beverage of choice to begin the aging process. Continually sample over time until desired taste is acquired. Compared to large barrels volume, small barrels will age your beverage must faster as there is more surface area in the smaller barrel.
  5. With Spigot: The bung must be removed to vent barrel before liquid will pour from the spigot.
  6. No Spigot: Our distillery grade barrels do not come with a spigot hole. If you require a spigot, simply drill a hole into one of the heads and tap in your spigot.
  7. Important: These barrels can be reused many times as long as they are thoroughly cleaned after each use.


For larger barrels without a stand, it is recommended to store them horizontally with the bung hole on the top.

Remember: this is a new barrel so your beverage will pick up the oak flavor, and barrels must be swelled with hot water prior to filling



Here at Midwest Barrel Co. we take production and delivery seriously. Our goal is to get your personalized goods in your hands as quickly as possible. Production takes place at our headquarters facility in Lincoln, NE. Because every product is made-to-order, delivery is split into two parts: Production + Shipping.


All items are hand produced straight out of the Heartland in Lincoln, NE. After your order is placed our design + production teams are ready to produce one-of-a-kind items you are sure to love. The process includes:

  1. Our designers personalize your proof with the information provided in the order. IMPORTANT: production cannot begin until your proof is approved.
  2. All barrel products are made-to-order by our production team. Your wine or whiskey barrel product is hand picked and prepped to preserve the authentic story of each barrel.
  3. Our shipping team carefully packages each item to make it to their final destination.

Production Time: 3 – 5 business days after proof approval. Shipping deliveries vary according to location and carrier.


Small Barrels

  • Method: USPS Priority Mail, UPS & FedEx
  • Delivery Estimate After Shipping: averages 2-4 days

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Small Format Barrels

1 Liter, 2 Liter, 3 LIter, 5 Liter, 10 Liter, 5 Gallon

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